THE HEALTH, PHYSICAL AND MENTAL BENEFITS OF LEARNING RUGBY-BASED GAMES AT A YOUNG AGE.
The news is full of expert advice stating that children should be participating in more exercise, both in and outside of school. But how can you be sure that your kids are benefiting from their sporting activities?
A great activity is one which benefits the child in areas other than the physical – with rugby, this includes mental skills, social ability and even implementing skills which will be useful in everyday life when your children become teenagers and adults;
Tag Rugby is an evasion game which involves high amounts of running, co-ordination, and physical exertion. Throughout the early years of life, rugby-based and inspired activities are great for improving children’s overall physical fitness and fundamental movement skills (FMS), which are imperative when it comes to learning advanced motor skills in later life.
Rugby Pups understand the valuable skills which can be gained from rugby-themed games throughout the formative years and co-ordinate lessons to work with the school curriculum to build upon and compliment the physical abilities explored in your children’s P.E. lessons.
MENTAL SKILLS AND ABILITIES
By playing games which are based on rugby activities and rules, children learn valuable mental abilities, such as estimating distances by eye. Alongside this, rugby teaches children the importance of discipline – through learning the rules of the sport and abiding by them, as well as how to work effectively within a team to produce results – this also helps children to understand sportsmanship and how they can effectively support their teammates.
Developing an active lifestyle at an early age is great for children in the long-term, as it means that they are more likely to continue participating in physical activities into adulthood and this will benefit both their mental and physical health.
Rugby Pups sessions encourage team building, sportsmanship and acceptable social conduct, which means that children learn a wide range of social skills which will be useful throughout school and into adult life.
By learning and performing a specific role within a team, children are prepared for both school activities and real-world applications, such as working life and understanding their roles within a group setting, this can also lead to the development of great leadership skills and the ability to identify the strengths and weaknesses in others.
PREPARING FOR LATER LIFE
Aside from the obvious benefits of leading an active and physical lifestyle, participating in sports and activities early in life can implement determination and commitment within children, which allows them to apply themselves more effectively to tasks throughout their education and careers.
Discipline, teamwork, communication, and social skills are the basis of almost all vital skills learned throughout childhood, and Rugby Pups provides a fun way for children to adopt them. As well as being lots of fun and a great source of entertainment for children, rugby-based activities and working as part of a team builds long-term skills which your children will use throughout their lives and will thank their mentors, teammates, and parents for, in the long run.